aioTV, a global provider of middleware and back-office tools for video service providers, announced today the recent grant by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of U.S. Patent No. 8,826,347 covering, among other things, methods and systems for creating video channels for delivery of content from multiple platforms.The patented technology allows, for example, multiple sources of live, on demand and/or freely available internet content to be combined into a single experience that consumers can use to access their video from one place.
“We foresaw the need for next generation program guides to unify multi-sourced content, enabling consumers to get all sources of video in a single experience,” said Mike Earle, aioTV CEO. “Our groundbreaking technology addresses this need and should be of interest to service providers, CE companies and broadcast and content providers alike.”
aioTV offers a commercial platform that leverages existing infrastructure, providing the tools and functionality to easily package and deliver OTT content and advanced IP services – including 4K unified with core multi-channel service in a single experience. aioTV has several global Tier 1 video service providers deploying this solution.
Abstract from the U.S. Patent No. 8,826,347
“A system for managing delivery of content from multiple platforms maintains data for various video channels. Some of the video channels are television channels, while others are over-the-top (OTT) video content sources such as video streaming websites. The system includes a package generation module by which a service provider may define a package of both traditional and OTT channels to offer to subscribers in a unified programming interface. When a user uses the interface to select a set of video channels, the system compiles the set of the video channels in a subscriber package of both television and OTT channels. The system assigns a name to the subscriber package, and it stores the defined package and name, along with other information about the package, in a data storage facility for offering to a subscriber of content from the service provider.”
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aioTV is a middleware platform and back-office tool set that enables video service providers to easily aggregate, authenticate and deliver multiple sources of live, on-demand and freely available video content directly to the customer in a single, branded experience to the TV and across connected devices. The company’s cloud based management platform provides the ability to design, package and control an offering leveraging existing infrastructure, billing systems and DRMs for a quick, seamless implementation.
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September 23, 2014